Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Want to talk about fun?

Take one overly cute and teething, (yeah, that's the sad part) little guy and his loving parents who aren't really so sure about this crazy guy with a camera in his hands dragging them out to the middle of no wheresville (that's a place in my mind) . . . and you are bound to have something amazing and fun happen. It's just the law of, um, "the way things work" . . . when you pray stinkin' hard. (I do that a bit on such occasions.)

This shoot location was a total last minute change for us. With Brayden teething and being as his mother said, "a little on the grumpy" side, his parents weren't too keen on the idea of us driving an hour to Chicago just to have him cry the whole time. So, No problem, right? We just go somewhere else near by, right? At this point I just want to sit back and laugh. It's kind of funny how scary those words can sound over the phone when you are doing a family portrait session with a really little guy for the first time. And you know that you only have like 40 minutes to do something amazing. Hmmm, okay, this is where I turn to prayer and say, help. It's cool what happens. So I do it every time. Now you know my secret.

I have to say that God totally worked it out. I had no idea this place was even on earth an hour earlier. God totally deserves the credit for these images.

It says in Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy path."

That is exactly what God did for me that evening. I just invited him in on this photo session. To be with me and lead me to the right place. And that is what he did for me. He lead me to this place. It is a favorite of mine. God be Praised.

Oh, and just in case you can't tell, Brayden was awesome to work with. Yeah, he thinks it funny watching his dad get tickled too. ;)


  1. Amazing pics and awesome story to go along with it. God be Praised!

  2. Yeah, I walked away from that day so stoked about what God just did. It was something amazing.

  3. I love that "peekaboo" one. He's adorable. :)

  4. "Step back Mom & Dad...I'm getting ready to throw a curveball!"

    I love the picture of Mom "soaking up the peace" of a perfectly content son! How rewarding!